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Roll of Honour

Hartlepool seafarers lost at sea

Morrison, Albert Lowry

Stoker 1st Class
West Hartlepool

Albert Lowry Morrison who was born on December 2nd 1892 in West Hartlepool was one of at least 10 children of widower Richard Lowry Morrison and Jane Ann Morrison(nee Yates) Richard was a wood cutter in a sawmill and had been born in Newcastle. His wife Jane, although born in Hartlepool, was in 1881 a child of 9 in Byker Newcastle where her father also worked in a sawmill.

Richard and Jane had 5 or 6 of their children in Newcastle and then the younger members of their family in Hartlepool where they lived  in Cromwell Street in 1891 and 1901.

 Jane died in December 1905 in Hartlepool. By 1911, Richard was living in Tower Lodging House Newcastle and he died there in August 1913.

Albert Lowry Mason was a Stoker on HMS Queen Mary and was one of 1266 casualties when she was lost in the Battle of Jutland. Despite shelling the German ship Seydlitz,which had taken part in the Bombardment of Hartlepool, she was hit by the same ship and sunk.

At this time, Albert's next of kin was his younger brother Robert Morrison of Commercial Road Byker, Newcastle who was informed of his death.